I just ran across this story:
Obama Official: Religion ‘Not Driving Extreme Violence’ in Nigeria… a Day After Islamists Slaughter 40+ Christian
“I want to take this opportunity to stress one key point and that is that religion is not driving extremist violence either in Jos or northern Nigeria,” proclaimed Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Johnnie Carson on Monday. “While some seek to inflame Muslim-Christian tensions, Nigeria’s ethnic and religious diversity, like our own in this country, is a source of strength, not weakness and there are many examples across Nigeria of communities working across religious lines to protect one another.”
If you follow the news, you’re no doubt aware that Obama and his Administration have been accused of pandering to Muslims. Whether or not you agree with that take many have asserted as the reason for it, you should at least acknowledge what is — by now — an established pattern of Obama and his Administration making comments and setting policy that can at least be described as “friendly” toward Muslim nations and the religion of Islam. On the surface, this story would appear to be just another in the growing list of such comments and policy statements. However, it should also be a giant signal flare in regards to Obama and his Administrations treatment of racial tensions in this nation.
Whenever an issue is connected to Islam and Muslim violence – especially when that violence is directed at Christians – both Obama and his Administration are quick to claim there is no connection, or that the incident in question is isolated and not indicative of the majority of Muslims. The pattern is clear: Obama has set a policy to do whatever his Administration can to sooth religious tensions between Christians and Muslims. But when it comes to matters of race, he has done everything possible to fan the flames. Fellow blogger and friend to the RNL, Tangible Soul, posted on this very issue some time ago:
#Obama: Fanning the flames of racism since 1994
Obama’s comments about “If I had a son” in regards to the Martin shooting is just the latest in what appear to be deliberate comments calculated to incite racial hatred in this nation. Many disagree, but – if these comments are not intended to cause racial tension – then how is it we should also accept the unfounded assertions of Obama’s intelligence? Wouldn’t such a pattern of misspeaks indicate a much lower level of intellect than we’re told Obama supposedly has? It would, and an intellectually honest person knows that. However, I do believe Obama is intelligent, but even more than that, his handlers are brilliant. I also believe this means these comments and these trends are intentional. After all, Obama is from the same school of thought as FDR, and FDR once said:
“In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happened, you can bet it was planned that way.“
11 thoughts on “More Indications Administration Intentionally Fanning Race Flames”
One statement does not a pattern of racism make. And before you bring it up, the arrest of a man entering his own home was a stupid act. Obama should have kept his mouth shut, but his statement wasn’t part of any planned race war. most racial statements are made on right-wing blogs, and they are made daily, and en masse.
I find it interesting that a statement as simple as Obama’s upsets people more than did the shooting of an unarmed teenager in the 1st place.
90% of the drone attacks since 2004 and 80% of the resulting casualties (1400) were done on Obama’s watch. he is reaching out to Muslim nations, and, at the same time, killing terrorists. I don’t see the problem here, but I don’t have trouble distinguishing between Muslims, and terrorists claiming to be Muslims. ,
WOW! OK, this series of posts assumes you follow the nes – and says so. Obviously, you either do not, or you are unwilling to admit to them. Either way, here we go:
1 – If it is acceptable to attack Zimmerman for following Martin against police advice, then where is the difference IN PRINCIPLE with the guy who was arrested in his house BECAUSE HE DID NOT LISTEN TO POLICE? I suppose that means the police acted stupidly when they told Zimmerman not to follow Martin. It would be nice if you AND OBAMA would get a little consistent here.
2 – We also have his comments about his “typical white” mother (or was it grandmother?). We now have the comment about Martin, and I posted the piece by Intangible Soul. I could have posted many more. The end result may not be clear to you, and that is why I juxtaposed it against how he handles matters of religion when it comes to Islam. When we compare the two, we certainly DO have reason to suspect his comments about race are designed to cause tension.
3 – A shooting is a tragedy in itself, but when the President adds tot he flames, he is implying aproval. Has he directed the DOJ to arrest the NBP people who has placed a bounty on Zimmerman – dead or alive? NO! In fact, he directed the DOJ to drop a slam-dunk voter intimidation and racial hatred conviction against the same NBP. What we have is not prooof of your point, but more evidence for mine.
4 – “Terrorists CLAIMING to be Muslim???” Denial of the problem does not become you, G. I keep telling you to READ THE QUR’AN AND HADITH, and until you do, these ignorant comments you make about Islam are going to continue to smash themselves against the brick wall I have errected between us on this issue. My position is based in the actual teaching of the books that FOUND Islam – as in ISLAMIC DOCTRINE! Yours is based in PC rehtoric that has no truth behind it.
Okay my bad, terrorists claiming to be acting in the name of Mohammad. Better? Now deny the existence of verses that forbid the killing on non-combatants and women and children.
Yes, some Muslims hate us. It might have to with fact that we are occupying their countries, and bombning the dog doo out of them.
The Quran is not just a book of religious teaching; it contains what are basically speeches against the surrounding tribes and states with which mohammed and his followers were fighting. Islamic experts say this, I believe them over you, because they LIVE the religion as well as know the history. Think, B, if they were going to kill unbelievers, wouldn’t they start with the Jews and Coptic Christians who live among them? Would a Jew have been mayor of Cordoba, when it was under muslim rule? Jews kicked out of Spain by CHRISTIANS were welcomed in Muslim countries.
Here is some of what Martin Luther had to say about the Jews:
First, to set fire to their synagogues or schools and to bury and cover with dirt whatever will not burn, so that no man will ever again see a stone or cinder of them.
Second, I advise that their houses also be razed and destroyed. For they pursue in them the same aims as in their synagogues. Instead they might be lodged under a roof or in a barn, like the gypsies.
Third, I advise that all their prayer books and Talmudic writings, in which such idolatry, lies, cursing, and blasphemy are taught, be taken from them.
Fourth, I advise that their rabbis be forbidden to teach henceforth on pain of loss of life and limb.
Fifth, I advise that safe-conduct on the highways be abolished completely for the Jews. For they have no business in the countryside, since they are not lords, officials, tradesmen, or the like.
Sixth, I advise that usury be prohibited to them, and that all cash and treasure of silver and gold be taken from them and put aside for safekeeping.
Seventh, I recommend putting a flail, an ax, a hoe, a spade, a distaff, or a spindle into the hands of young, strong Jews and Jewesses and letting them earn their bread in the sweat of their brow, as was imposed on the children of Adam (Gen. 3 [:19]). For it is not fitting that they should let us accursed Goyim toil in the sweat of our faces while they, the holy people, idle away their time behind the stove, feasting and farting., and on top of all, boasting blasphemously of their lordship over the Christians by means of our sweat.
“You are a brood of vipers and children of the devil [cf. Matt. 12:34].
This is the man who started the church from which yours descended.
The endtimes, as described in the Bible, are pretty bloody
I consider the Bible and the Koran to be equally the works of man, not God. Thus, this argument is about dueling fantasies.
G, Islam was at war with Christians LONG before this nation ever was. DO you forget Tripoli? As a Marine, I can assure you I HAVE NOT! 😉
I’ve read their books. I know what they teach. EVERYTHING Mohammad said is considered to have come from Allah, as he is “the only perfect man.” I also know the people you refer to are told to lie to you (you are an infidel). So, honestly, you trust them out of ignorance. But so be it. You have that right – just don’t presume to have the right to drag the rest of the nation with you over the edge of the abyss. (btw: in a Muslim nation, you could be killed for what you just said there).
Next, your citations of Luther against the Jews actually serves my point. Luther was wrong in relation to what the Bible actually teaches, yet you seem to dismiss the possibility that this can apply in the other direction. That is fallacious reasoning, G. 😉
As for Luther starting the Church I am part of: W-R-O-N-G-! It would help if you would start studying the Bible and Qur’an and stop relying on non-believers to advise you, or believers who are furthering their agenda over God’s (and to not make assumptions about my faith, either). This is a point I have tried to explain to Kells, and she misses it too. My “church” was founded by Christ, and in the sense I follow Christ, I do not see it as a Church. I see it as a collection of believers who are commanded to follow “The Way,” or the way we are to live. When a “Church” enters the picture in the sense you are using it, Christianity is perverted. Again, not MY words – Christ’s.
Finally, while I disagree with you as to the Inspired nature of the Bible, you just made my case. If you were to look at both books from your secular position, you MUST conclude that Allah cannot be Yahweh – the teachings oppose each other. It just so happens that this would also be the way the Bible would have us view this issue. 🙂
G., I believe many people have misconstrued Mrtin Luther’s motives on that particular document. I found a great essay, because it was written by a Lutheran, 😉 describing this very topic. Here:
Click to access AlbrechtMartin.pdf
I don’t “miss” anything, B. I simply have a different perspective than you.
Gee, I seem to remember you typing something along the lines of “I don’t get it” rather frequently in reply to my posts. So, OK, now I know you don’t “miss” anything. So should I now assume those “I don’t get it” comments were lies?
Consistency: need some 🙂 (what movie is that from, miss entertainment?)
“most racial statements are made on right-wing blogs, and they are made daily, and en masse.”
So is it only a racial statement if made by a white and towards a black?
Be careful. Its a trap.
BTW, thanks for the pingback Black.
Oh, it isn’t a “trap,” they actually believe that it is impossible for people of color to be racist (but they primarily mean blacks). I was in a sociology class at FSU in 1993 where the professor actually taught this (and she was a white female).
As for the claims of racism, they too often mean “Speaking out against me and my agenda.” If this is going to be the accepted definition of racism, then we will not be able to avoid another civil war – and a stupid one at that (given the numbers involved).
As for the ping-back: my pleasure. I wish I could do it more often, but time presses us all 🙂
Yeah, time, not enough of it for sure. I noticed there was no response to my question. Interesting. Keep at it Black. You write good stuff.
I noticed that, too. And thanks for the kind words. I’m sure we’ll work toward common ends again soon 🙂